Opening to coincide with the anniversary of Stalin’s invasion of Poland on 17 September, 1939, the Sybir Memorial Museum is the largest and most important institution dealing with deportations to Russia and later the Soviet Union.
Omitted from the maps for the full duration of the Cold War, this tiny town (current population: 4,500), was at the very heart of the Soviet Union’s military presence in Poland. For decades, no-one knew it existed and that sense of secrecy lingers to this day.
Bristling with security cameras and surrounded by a solid steel and marble fence with barbed wire, Sobieskiego 100 is just one of several buildings that is occupied by Russia following agreements signed between the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union in the 1970s.
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Cops are investigating after the two grandmas living 25 minutes apart stumbled upon the TT semi-automatic pistols hidden behind a basement wardrobe and inside an old sofa while they were doing their pre-Xmas cleaning.
The 72 issues of ‘Goniec Krakowski have been described by the director of the Siberian Memorial Museum in Białystok, Wojciech Śleszynski, as ‘unique’ and ‘an important historical source.
Later known as “the first lady of Polish emigration”, the wife of General Anders was seen by many as “the voice of a nation”.
From Warsaw to Melbourne via the Soviet Union, the Middle East and Africa, The Freedom Circus charts a family’s extraordinary journey to freedom.
Entitled “Wall of Culture”, the murals in Warsaw and Prague mark 40 years since the establishment of Solidarity, which played such a key role in the changes in the region at the end of 1980s.
Polish diplomats will not be allowed to lay flowers at a building that once was the local headquarters of the dreaded Soviet secret police NKVD, charge d'affaires of the Polish Embassy in Moscow Jacek Sladewski said.